Malaga is a white, aromatic variety brought to the island in the 3rd century BC, spread widely across the islands wine-producing regions, but manifesting its presence most vigorously in the Paphos villages of Stroumbi, Polemi, and Pentalia, and the wine villages of Vasa and Omodhos.

According to the strict meaning of the term, this variety may not be considered indigenous.

The grapes’ intense aroma makes this cultivar suitable for the production of sweet or semi-sweet wines. Very often, Muscat of Alexandria is used by wine makers as an ameliorator, to add aroma to Xinisteri.